SlyFox4 to It is really nice owning your own copy of an OS since you can readily reinstall if you have to. By the time you figure out what the problem is installing 95, which may be difficult as virtually no one works with 95 anymore as there is no reason to go If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post).

Now last question, how do I install these puppies? I tried the same thing with a different drive, and the results are the same. restart u'r computer in normal mode and it should correct the problem.Before you reboot look in Add/Remove programs for any program that was installed from that CD you ran. Thanks Daniel for your help.

thank you hayward and thank you dslreports for existing and thank you lord above!...I thought I had really ruined the computer, which would have brought me certain death from my girlfriend I have not physically changed anything inside this system. Just take a Windows 98 HDD out of another computer, put it in a different one, and it boots? It now appears to work!

Talk about a "catch 22". You can still extract specific files or Windows elements from them, using Windows Set Up (on Add/Remove Programs) or the System File Checker (From Acc/System Info) to extract a single file. Your Windows 98 Startup Disk should now be guaranteed to work with your CD-ROM drive. Thanks a million.

The other worst case scenario would be newbeee posting back from the library. As far as device status, it is showing: The device is either not present, not working properly, or does not have all of the drivers installed. Idaho, USA Local time:12:38 AM Posted 25 April 2005 - 07:57 PM Leurgy:I don't know why you have a floppy with drivers on it for the CD drive cause you don't I would never intentionally uninstall chipset drivers.

Maybe it's time for that clean install. I have checked the drivers, and Windows 98 says they are all up to date and in use. I do not have a Win 98 cd, but I do have a Win98 startup floppy that I made way back when everything was working. Reply With Quote 12-09-2004,10:20 PM #13 malcore View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries View Articles Grand Master Geek Join Date Jun 2002 Posts 1,984 The 5441 uses the Gigabyte

Regards Howard Dec 2, 2004 #2 Didou Bowtie extraordinair! There is no need to reformat on the first reinstall of any troubleshooting effort. Windows doesn't recognize my cd drive at all even though it loaded from there.

Although I re-bootedseveral> times after removing the DM CD ROM entries without success, when I putin a> music CD it recognized it, but with difficulty.

If you know that, then you can easily determine the chipset for it via google. Choose one with a date from before this problem started.when I loaded the 48XCD-ROM drive installation diskStill waiting to hear what exactly that was. Will it hurt the mobo to install the W95 drivers now, and then install the 98 ones later? Main Sections Technology News Reviews Features Product Finder Downloads Drivers Community TechSpot Forums Today's Posts Ask a Question News & Comments Useful Resources Best of the Best Must Reads Trending Now

All Rights Reserved. Then reboot.This will enable Windows to access your CD-ROM drive again until the setup/configuration process is fully completed. Anyway, now I can boot into Win 95 safe mode only, and a normal boot results in a "Windows Protection Error, restart computer to proceed" every time. No biggie, since I just ordered an actual Win 98 disk from eBay (with license).

The current standalone version won't fit on a floppy anymore, but I have an older standalone version of SIW on my website that will fit on a floppy, look under System Win98 does not> > require any driver for CD-ROM drives.> > 2. The Gscdrom.sys file is the real mode driver. TechSpot is a registered trademark.

Reboot and go into the bios. Have you tried using the Add New Hardware Wizard in Control Panel yet? · actions · 2001-May-6 10:30 pm · System to dlunsf Anon 2001-May-6 10:34 pm to dlunsfI would boot DOS drivers for (standard) CD-ROM drives are part> > of the standard boot disks you can download from> > www.bootdisk.com> >> > -- > > Don Phillipson> > Carlsbad Springs> > Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Earlier Versions of Windows > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Members Members Quick Links Notable Members Current

Reply With Quote 12-10-2004,05:56 PM #21 FastLearner View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries View Articles Master Geek Join Date Jul 2004 Location Fulda, Germany Posts 996 I'm typing this Similar Topics Windows BSOD - Can't load CD/DVD from BIOS Jul 17, 2008 my cd-drive reads the cd but can't play it Oct 5, 2005 Can I install fresh Windows on I removed all 3 cables to the cdrom, booted up into safe mode, removed ATAPI 48XCDROM (I could only find it in safe mode), shut down, started in normal mode, shut Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More...

Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue.View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. Details about any equipment displaying such a label label can be found in the Federal Communications Commission database: Type in the FCC ID as shown above and, so long as the What does it show in Device Manager on both systems for the CD drives? Abraham Maslo **** We use our powers for good, not evil **** Trying to remove your data from the web is like trying to remove pee from a swimming pool Back

over it..........man this is frustrating...what do I do, and how do you reinstall win98...

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